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Cathedral Caverns State Park Celebrates Expanded Campground

Photo Credit: Billy Pope

Cathedral Caverns officially unveiled its new campground on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting attended by several state officials and legislators, as well as local government and business leaders.

“This new campground definitely provides a fantastic way for visitors to enjoy northeast Alabama and visit the amazing sights at Cathedral Caverns,” Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Commissioner Chris Blankenship said. “Now more visitors can explore the caverns, hike the trails and enjoy multiple days of great outdoor recreational opportunities at this beautiful park.”

The new campground features 25 full-service campsites with 50/30 AMP power, as well as water and sewer service. All of the sites, which average 15 feet wide by 55 feet deep, include a picnic table, fire ring, and grill. The sites also have large offsets to accommodate slide-outs.

Reservations for the campground can be made online at https://www.alapark.com/reservations.

“We believe this is one of the marquee campgrounds in northeast Alabama and the Tennessee Valley,” said State Parks Director Greg Lein, “and we’re appreciative of ADECA for helping us secure funding for it. This project again shows that Alabama State Parks remains committed to providing first-class accommodations for all of our visitors.”

Photo Credit: Billy Pope

About Cathedral Caverns State Park

Cathedral Caverns welcomes visitors with a huge opening, measuring 126 feet wide by 25 feet high. The interior of the cavern features some of the most beautiful formations Mother Nature has ever created, including “Goliath,” one of the largest stalagmites in the world measuring 45 feet tall and 243 feet in circumference; a “caveman” perched atop a flowstone wall; a “frozen” waterfall; large stalagmite forest; and a stalagmite that is 27 feet tall and 3 inches wide. Originally called Bat Cave, the cave was renamed because of its cathedral-like appearance. The state purchased it in 1987, and it opened as a State Park in 2000.

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